Activated carbon can be classified in two different ways. One is the type of raw material used to produce it, while the other is the specific form in which it is produced. Together, the raw material and its final form create individual types that are ideally suited to different applications due to their unique pore structure, size, and shape. Additionally, all types of activated carbon can be impregnated, or treated with chemicals to improve their suitability for specific applications.....read more
Activated carbon plays three very important roles in the automotive industry.....read more
When disaster strikes, first responders move quickly to neutralize the threat and save lives. From hurricanes to acts of terrorism, first responders must be ready for anything. Depending on the nature of the disaster, threats can vary from chemical warfare to biohazards pouring into the fresh water supply. Fortunately, activated carbon can play a crucial role in protecting first responders.....read more
Activated carbon has been used for water treatment since antiquity, with its earliest use documented in ancient India. In modern times, its use spread rapidly across Europe in the early 19th century, following its introduction in the sugar refining industry. Today, activated carbon is used to purify both home and municipal water supplies, to treat effluent water from industrial processing, and to filter water for aquariums and other specialized purposes. Yet many people are unsure exactly what is, and is not, removed from the water. In addition, not all activated carbon is the same, and some types are better than others for specific applications.....read more
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